Marxist view on religion


Marxist view on religion

What is Marxs view?

Religion is a way to maintain class divison and powering the RC


The RC use as a tool for oppression

The WC use to cushion the effects of oppression

Religion as a ideology/Legimises the power of RC?

Marx sees religion as helping to reproduce, maintain and justify class inequalities

Acts as social control- Justifies inequalites by saying its 'Gods given' and peoples postion is inevitable

Religion misleads the poor believing their suffering will be favoured after life

Religion produces false class consciouness- WC accept their place



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